Founded by the Ionians and formerly known by the name Neopolis, Kusadası has been the cradle of culture and art throughout centuries.
Although the exact time of foundation of this antique city is unknown it is for sure that this pearl of the gulf was established by the Ionians under the rule of Ephesus. Engaged in trade and maritime, the Ionians provided a major contribution to the enrichment and development of the region.
Home to many civilizations, the first settlement in Kuşadası was situated by Yılancı Burnu (Cape of Ophiuchus). One of the major seaports of the ancient times connecting Anatolia to the seas, Kusadasi is also fairly rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Situated in the older town of Kusadasi, the castle is the shining star of the antique city. Some parts of the fortifications surrounding the castle have survived up to the present day.
The long and narrow streets populated with gorgeous adjacent houses illustrate the quaint architecture of the city.
Apart from its scenic beauties Kusadasi harbors a variety of restaurants offering specialties unique to the Aegean region.
Offering a clear blue sea, beautiful beaches and many natural and historical beauties Kusadasi continues to be a major holiday destination for all vacationers looking for a perfect holiday.